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Parenting Never Ends

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

My daughter has been looking for a career change for several years. She has gained certification and become physically fit to prepare for this new career. She has now been offered a position and was really excited about it until she found that there is a residency requirement and she has to live in the city where the job is. Her DH and her children don't want to move. She is so torn. She has dreamed of this position for years and has worked hard to be able to do it. Now she feels she can't accept the position. We talked by phone yesterday and my heart ached. I wanted to tell her to pursue her dreams and not to let anything stop her, but she is a mother and a wife and has to do what she feels is best. I listened, I supported and I loved. I told her she could call me whenever she needed while she makes this decision and I would do anything I could to help in any way she wants. And I will pray that the right decision will come for her and her family.

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LILYGAL 8/11/2009 2:39PM

    I will put you on my prayer list and keep her in it too. My heart ached for her just reading your blog.
My son's (who is jobless right now due to lay-off) wife doesn't want to relocate either. They live in a medium size city and there just aren't any jobs at this time. It is so sad that when she can get a job, she can't take it. BTW, my son is a Purdue University engineering grad.

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IAMHIGHLYFAVORD 8/11/2009 12:58PM

    I agree with the other ladies - you will always be a Mom, but the decision has to come from prayer and discussion between your daughter and her hubby.

Hugs, Sharon

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BIRDLEGS29 8/11/2009 12:20PM

    You can retire from or quit every job in the universe except "parent" and that one is yours to your grave. I agree with the others; listen and pray and trust her little family will make the best choice for them.

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RURAL3 8/11/2009 12:05PM

    Just being there to listen and pray with your daughter is the biggest thing you can do for her. That's all she really wants you to do for her and you are accepting that call.

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GRANDMAZ23 8/11/2009 10:10AM

  Having children grow up doesn't stop you from loving them and always wanting what's best for them. I understand completely how you feel. Keep offering the support your daughter needs.

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HUGGSUMONE 8/11/2009 9:20AM

    i had a similar situation, so i say this with some experience. the ultimate decision is your daughter and DH. they should weigh all the pros and cons together. the children, although they will hate the move, are resilient and adaptive and will recover if the family decides to move.

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WISEWIFE 8/11/2009 9:13AM

    I hope things work out for her and the family. Maybe getting a post office box would help? She'd have an address in the town that way, but would have a commute.
Hugs,
WW

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DREAVG 8/11/2009 9:12AM

    Worrying is an occupational hazard. Have faith that whatever this decision is, it will be in her best interest in the long term. Big hugs to you.

andrea

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I'm Ready

Monday, August 10, 2009

I slept well. I don't ache. The weather is good. The day looks beautiful. I am ready for another day and another week.

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RURAL3 8/10/2009 1:39PM

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Way to take it head on!!!

Becki

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If I'm tired, I should go to sleep!

Sunday, August 09, 2009

I've had problems with my fibro the past few days and haven't been sleeping. It added up to a day of overeating on Saturday. I was just hungry all day.

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Why do I have to keep learning these lessons over and over?

  
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FAMILYTRADITION 8/10/2009 1:18AM

    The same reason I do! Which I still don't know for sure either :) Tomorrow will be better :)

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SUNNYARIZONA 8/9/2009 9:47PM

    I read, that Vitamin D could help with Fibro. Do not take it without a blood level, but ASK the Dr. for a blood level ASAP!

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CRAZYGAGRANNY 8/9/2009 9:13PM

    These are hard habits to break! Just remember to try to keep healthy snacks really handy during these times. Grapes,nuts,apples,veggies, they are great and really take the urge away!
Hope you are feeling better soon!
Barbara

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In it for the long haul

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Yesterday was very physical. I went swimming in the am. I hadn't been swimming for over a year maybe even 2. I thought I would swim for 20 minutes. However, I felt strong and wasn't winded so I swam for 30 minutes and felt great. The rest of the day DH and I finished cleaning out the basement guest room which he had been using for an office for the last few years. Since he retired about a year ago I thought it was time to clean it out. So we did. I went up and down stairs carrying all sorts of stuff umpteen times. I thought it was a pretty good strength and cardio workout. lol. Then I went to the library and grocery shopping for our stay at the cabin this weekend. To top it off, I tried a new SP generated strength workout. After all that and eating within my SP guidelines, I am still up 2 pounds. Go figure... But I am still motivated and don't feel discouraged. I am in this for the long haul...the rest of my life. I feel so much better physically that I don't really care that the weight and inches aren't changing. I will keep up with what I am doing and know that I am healthier.


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RURAL3 8/8/2009 9:58PM

    I think we fluctuate so much day to day I wouldn't worry about it. Keep that positive attitude going. I would much rather lose the inches than the pounds. Did I just say that? It is true. I just need to keep away from the scale.

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WATERMELLEN 8/8/2009 2:41PM

    Don't worry a bit about the weight -- it WILL go because you're leaving it absolutely no place to hide! And feeling stronger and more energetic all the time which is what really counts from a health perspective. Great attitude: inspiring!

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11-RENEWAL-20 8/8/2009 8:30AM

    You've got the right attitude...I got some new motivation today when I weighed for the first time in a couple of months....I've gained...no problem, I will start weighing and tracking again and I WILL LOSE...I will not give up, as I have so many times in the past, because I know can regain control just by paying attention to what I should be doing. For me , that is one of the most important parts of a healthy lifestyle just being aware of what and how much I'm eating. You are doing just fine...keep it up....Sharon

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PATRICIA441 8/8/2009 7:42AM

  You have a great positive attitude that will take you far! I cannot understand this weight up and down thing either. Just have to keep on doing what we know is right. I give you a Big High Five for a great day yesterday and sending you continued positive {{{{vibes}}}}}! Hugs. Pat

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Enjoying Exercise?

Friday, August 07, 2009

I can't believe that I am starting to enjoy exercise. When I wake up now the first thing I think is "Did I wake up early enough to take a walk with my dog before work?" instead of "Oh, I'm so tired." I look forward to getting on the treadmill and actually sweating! I didn't realize how much fun it is to get my heart rate up to some "Oldies, but Goldies". I hope I remember this when the first day comes that I am tired, or don't feel well. I hope I keep exercising daily "no matter what". I need to remember that when I have a down day all I need to do is exercise for 10 minutes. It might make me feel good and so I keep on exercising or if it doesn't make me feel better, I can stop and at least I kept the daily habit of exercise. I am so glad I am able to record these blogs in this website so I can re read them and keep remembering how good I feel right now. In the past, I have let bad days accumulate and just stopped exercising. Thank you SP and all my Spark Friends for keeping this site going.

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RURAL3 8/7/2009 11:56AM

    I don't know how much I like it or not but I know it makes me feel good when I am done. And it makes me feel guilty when I don't do it. How can that happen?

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GRANDMAZ23 8/7/2009 9:12AM

  Good for you! I HATE exercise, but I do it anyway. For me, it's kinda like brushing my teeth -- I'm not exactly crazy about doing it, but I do it anyway because I know it's good for me.

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INEXCESS 8/7/2009 8:21AM

    When early morning energy is lacking, I look to SparkPeople to motivate me and get me moving. Mild stretching with specific back exercises is a must for me. Suffering from lower back damage and psoriatic arthritis, I need morning exercise to loosen stiffness. After 15 minutes of stretching, I'm ready to face the day. Bring on cardio and strength training.
Thank goodness for SP and the many friends who contribute to this site.
Hope you have a great day and please continue to enjoy exercise.
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KENDALL7261 8/7/2009 8:12AM

    Good for you! Funny how things change once we begin to embrace things instead of resisting them. Have a great day!!
Kendall

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